Bipartisan: Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants answers on Libya attack from State Department

posted at 9:32 pm on September 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

After two weeks of negligence and lies at the top, it’s time for congressional Democrats to start inoculating themselves. Needless to say, there won’t be hearings on this in the Senate before the election (although I’m keen to hear what Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks about hearings in the House), but we’ve reached the point where Dems obviously don’t want to invest any more political capital in blindly defending The One on this. Time for a sternly worded letter:

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an “accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen,” according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground…

A Kerry aide confirmed that the committee intended to enlist the support of Republicans and Democrats and said the letter would likely be sent Friday. Another aide told The Examiner that the panel’s 10 Democrats and nine Republicans plan to sign it.

Meanwhile, despite multiple reports that the White House knew this was a terrorist attack before it sent Susan Rice out on the Sunday shows to argue to the contrary, Jay Carney’s still insisting that the White House has been shooting straight all along. Quote: “Every step of the way, the information that we have provided to you and the general public about the attack in Benghazi has been based on the best intelligence we’ve had and the assessments of our intelligence community.” Over to you, Jake Tapper:

Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists.

Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said…

[S]ources told ABC News that intelligence officials on the ground immediately suspected the attack was not tied to the movie at all. The attackers knew where to get Ambassador Stevens after he’d fled to a so-called safe house half a mile away. That building was hit with insurgent mortars — suggesting the terrorists knew what they were doing.

As of Thursday afternoon, officials from the Obama administration were not even 100 percent certain that the protest of the anti-Muslim film in Benghazi occurred outside the U.S. diplomatic post.

In other words, from the very beginning, the best evidence suggested that this was a full-on attack, not a backlash to a movie that got out of hand. Instead, the White House sent its flacks out to argue the opposite. Why? Maybe this guy can explain. Click the image to watch.


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I did not have ….
ooopps, wrong Clinton

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Well it could have hurt Obamas re-election chances and the media couldn’t have that now could they?

sandee on September 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Obama: “I had the person responsible arrested”.

wildcat72 on September 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Yeah, good luck with that.

Waggoner on September 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Spin: Top story on Yahoo News right now…

Asked about the evolving administration line, the anonymous source said that “confusion and misinformation always helps an operational response.”

um…right. It’s the Pee Wee Herman defense about blaming the video for a known terrorist attack: ‘I meant to do that!’

dont taze me bro on September 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Carney…..just another bump..

Americans too.

Obama world.

Electrongod on September 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Obama: “I had the person responsible arrested”.

wildcat72 on September 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

After promoting his trailer..

Electrongod on September 27, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I did not have ….
ooopps, wrong Clinton

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

“Vast right wing conspiracy…” oops, wrong scandal.

Odie1941 on September 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

They’re not going to get any answers.

listens2glenn on September 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Hill and Bill are not going to let her be thrown under the bus without a fight, and if they have to call in the Senate troops on their side, they will.

txmomof6 on September 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Krauthammer: Obama Deceived Americans On Libya Hoping That The Media Would Let It Slide

BINGO

dont taze me bro on September 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Bipartisan:

That is a word we need to become derogatory…

astonerii on September 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

SCOAMF

JimK on September 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Vast right wing conspiracy…” oops, wrong scandal.

Odie1941 on September 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I landed under enemy fire …ooopps wromg country !!

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 9:43 PM

So Congress is not in session and just maybe we’ll get answers after the election?

JPeterman on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

“Vast right wing conspiracy…” oops, wrong scandal.

Odie1941 on September 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

The Buck Stops At The WH…

and then is used to fill the big AirForce Won..

Electrongod on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

What exactly is the point of all this? It just seems like a pointless witch hunt based on semantics.

SoulGlo on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

What exactly is the point of all this? It just seems like a pointless witch hunt based on semantics.

SoulGlo on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

You can either drive over the fore bumps in the road..

Or go around..

Your choice..

Electrongod on September 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM

AP:

KERRY IS GONNA BLAME HILLARY AND GET THE JOB IF OBAMA WINS A 2ND TERM.

reliapundit on September 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM

SoulGlo on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I think you forgot the /sarc tag?

dont taze me bro on September 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Don’t fall for this. If Kerry is leading it this is only an attempt to hide what happened by looking like he’s serious.

Mark1971 on September 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Considering that most intelligence professionals involved knew that it was a coordinated terrorist attack well before the flames had even died down…what purpose would the White House have in trying to push the meme that it was all about a protest against a YouTube video with less than 400 hits (globally) that had “unfortunately” gone wild?

Why the two-week cover-up? Why the full court press on the Sunday morning circuit to push that same meme? Or at the UN General Assembly?

Why apologize for something that needed no apology at the national level, while at the same time sew the seeds of further violence all across the region and elsewhere by pushing the meme that some Egyptian Coptic “film maker” in LA had produced the video as an insult to Mohammedans?

If we find ourselves once again involved in a Fast and Furious kabuki with the White House…then we are all fools for electing these idiots in the first place…I am talking about our legislators.

This all needs to be answered today, tomorrow, next week at the latest…full 100% disclosure, naming names, and following the entire chain of command.

Otherwise…it’ll all just go away.

If the bottom line is that all of this might prevent Barry from getting re-elected…well…seems that would be a criminal conspiracy well above and beyond any “crime” CREEP or Watergate ever produced.

Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!

We lose the Republic, otherwise.

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

You lie!

WisCon on September 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

What exactly is the point of all this? It just seems like a pointless witch hunt based on semantics.

SoulGlo on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Christopher Stevens was unavailable for comment.

Bump.Bump.Bump.Bump.

JPeterman on September 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

The Praetorian Guard media will circle the wagons around their pinup boy.

TarheelBen on September 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Krauthammer: Obama Deceived Americans On Libya Hoping That The Media Would Let It Slide

BINGO

dont taze me bro on September 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

the_nile on September 27, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Mitt has to make this an issue, media be damned.

Mark1971 on September 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Come on GOP DO somthing already!! Mitt? Anyone?

Scrumpy on September 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Yes ,lets investigate this in a bi-partisan manner…. after the election…John, I served in Nam, Kerry…

sandee on September 27, 2012 at 9:55 PM

So Obama was given advance notice of the trouble brewing for Americans in an islamic city ,
then the trouble started happening and Obama was given information about that ,
then one American reached out for help online,
then the consulate and 4 Americans was attacked,
then Obama went to sleep.
Then when he woke up, he was told alqaeda killed 4 Americans and burned down the consulate.
After that, Hussein went to Vegas , blamed Nakoula and arrested him .
What are the details that the Ketchup gigolo wants to know now ?

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Asked about the evolving administration line, the anonymous source said that “confusion and misinformation always helps an operational response.”


Abso-frigging-lutely!!!

If it wasn’t for the ‘confusion and misinformation’ campaign they would NEVER have gotten the operational response to take out bin Laden past the SCOAMF and Valerie Jarrett!

;P

/sarc off

PolAgnostic on September 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Obama is trying to let this disappear into the woodwork prior to the election. The pubs need to do their jobs.

CW on September 27, 2012 at 9:58 PM

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: At question is not the wisdom of the Libya operation, at question is the honesty of the Obama administration. This was clearly deception on part of the administration in sending Susan Rice to say this was a spontaneous demonstration, when as you reported, it was known inside the administration within a day that it was not. It was a terror attack. So why did they deceive? It’s obvious. Because the attack took place five days after the Democrats had spent a week in Charlotte touting, spiking the football on Osama.

And essentially, since it’s the only foreign policy achievement of the four years they repeated it over and over again, the great triumph over al-Qaeda. Well, within a week, al-Qaeda sacks a U.S. embassy, kills an ambassador and the administration did not want to admit it so it spent a week deceiving Americans to think it’s about demonstration, its about a film, thinking, I think correctly that if it strung it out long enough the media would let it slide and now that it becomes it’s obvious and true, nobody will care, I guarantee you. This is not a headline in the mainstream media.

dont taze me bro on September 27, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I say it was Valerie Jarrett…she knew the legacy media would not challenge them.

d1carter on September 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Bipartisan: Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants answers on Libya attack from State Department

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is going to whimper a lot, and then… Do nothing. Jimmy Carter II has them wrapped around his little…. ummmm, finger… Yea… it’s his finger…

SWalker on September 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM

The administration continually, openly, gloated about killing bin Laden, and Hillary gloated ‘We came, we saw, he died.” of Gadaffi.

The DNC was a veritable gloat-fest over bin Laden.

This administration, Obama and his Secretary of State specifically, left that consulate unguarded and our personnel in dire and obvious peril.

In a craven fashion this same administration sought, and still seeks, to try and pin the blame for the attack in Benghazi on some shabby you tube video ( its not even a film, its a trailer for a film that was never going to be made), rather than admit that if anything fed the ire of the terrorists it was the gloating of this administration.

I’m not saying, as the administration does, that these heinous, murderous, extremist, homicidal maniacs needed any goading to do what they did. It was the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. They needed no other reason, and this administration should have been more than keenly aware of the fact and have taken appropriate and prudent action to safeguard all of our personnel. They did not.

I’m saying that because this administration did gloat, did ‘spike the football’ as the surrogates of the President used the term, this administration became anxious that the electorate, so close to an election, not focus on that gloating, or possibly connect it to the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Once people focused on the administration, the question of why they failed to provide any cover or security for our personnel would immediately become the focus of the electorate. To ameliorate their own actions, the administration was desperate to shift the focus onto any other available entity and prevent the question of their failure to act from being addressed.

This is a craven, desperate, self serving act, not befitting the Presidency, or this nation.

thatsafactjack on September 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: At question is not the wisdom of the Libya operation, at question is the honesty of the Obama administration.

Stupid Krauthammer, you cannot question that which the Obamanation Administration does not possess.

SWalker on September 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Osama Bin Laden is dead and so is Christopher Stevens…

d1carter on September 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Hill and Bill are not going to let her be thrown under the bus without a fight, and if they have to call in the Senate troops on their side, they will.

txmomof6 on September 27, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Get some pressure on Hill.

the_nile on September 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM

SoulGlo on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Semantics………..how about facts! Did you get a free phone?

dmann on September 27, 2012 at 10:01 PM

We came, we saw, Ghaddafi the Amabassador died

dont taze me bro on September 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

.
Truth in advertising … this came from Yahoo News.

And only a yahoo … or a member of the SCOAMF White House would be dumb enough to believe …
.
.
.
(wait for it)
.
.
.
… the terrorists themselves didn’t know it was a pre-planned attack unless we confirmed it.

It just proves the old saying … you can’t fix stupid.

PolAgnostic on September 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Nothingburger……..

Yahoo News Drive-thru Moms in Ohio only care about Michelle’s toned arms and finding the debit card before they get to the gas station.

PappyD61 on September 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

If I had my choice I would kill every Mohammedan in the world, but I am sure we would be getting complaints from Hell before breakfast.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Nixon had his Agnew…insurance.

Obama has his Biden…insurance.

The Republic survived Nixon.

Can it survive Obama?

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

If kerry is involved the coverup story is already written waiting for release. Outcome already determined.

Anybody on this “the project” thing Beck is on?

It seems to tie in rather well.

Paging Gohmert to the white courtesy phone….

wolly4321 on September 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Krauthammer is right. The media is generally silent, although the WaPo editorial board plays politics with a demand to Stop playing politics with the Benghazi attack.

Oh, for the good old days when dissent – and “speaking truth to power” – were patriotic.

Drained Brain on September 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I had predicted this Axelrod fable would be a five day story.
Tell em’ it was the video. Lie your ass off big time at first,get a black girl and make zero say it was the video no on has the guts to challgenge black guy(race card anyone) and gals. Then change to it was really terrorists(only an al-queda subset not the real guys) story.
The strategy works only if its a five day story in and out.
Somewhere along the line the bent axel got fooled. Its still alive.
As for what really happened seems Stevens was tasked with getting the freedom fighters(read terrorists) some big time guns,rpgs. rocket launchers, rapid fire stuff etc.He did.
Backfired big time after Quadafi was gone.
The reason Stevens was in Benghazi,was to retrieve those weapons. Seems a few people knew where they were buried and dug them up every time they needed to pull a terror type job.
Seems the time was ripe when Steven and his two CIA, (whoops seal team buddies,) tried to reclaim their weaponry.
Long story short the regime didn’t want everyone to know that the Arab spring saga was really a terrorist takeover of much of the mid-east orchestrated by the MB and others.Seems the story may get out no matter what.Even as hard as the drivebys push the Mitt 47% fable.
The big remaining question is who gave up Stevens and the three CIA guys? Was it the regime or the terror types,no one is saying yet.

rodguy911 on September 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Please, the original poster forgive me I forgot who you are.

You have to check this out! The connection to the movie trailer:

http://www.shoebat.com/2012/09/27/innocence-of-muslims-film-was-made-by-terrorists-2/

Scrumpy on September 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Can it survive Obama?

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Not as we know it…………..

dmann on September 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

Seven Percent Solution on September 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I’ll take a brief moment to remind everyone how many people have been fired, resigned, charged, and imprisoned in the Fast & Furious debacle.

But by all means, let’s expect that something might actually *happen* on *this* issue.

Midas on September 27, 2012 at 10:06 PM

The Republic survived Nixon.

Can it survive Obama?

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

You have survived the flu, right?

Could you survive bubonic plague?

That’s your answer.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM

PolAgnostic on September 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

You’ve got to be kidding, right?

That is like saying the Imperial Japan War Ministry did not know about the attack on Pearl Harbor until well after the US Army Pearl Harbor Board and the US Navy Court of Inquiry had completed their investigation of 7 December 1941.

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM

WaPo: Leave Dear Leader alone..!

d1carter on September 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Anybody on this “the project” thing Beck is on?

It seems to tie in rather well.

Paging Gohmert to the white courtesy phone….

wolly4321 on September 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Today’s episode was very chilling.
No wonder Fox couldn’t handle the truth .

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM

How can we stop playing politics when the entire response and coverup is political at its core?

LASue on September 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Obama’s voice says “Free stuff for everyone!” but, his eyes say “Death to America!”

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

Seven Percent Solution on September 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Thanks a lot…I just aspirated a shot of Jack. :-)

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

You can either drive over the fore bumps in the road..

Or go around..

Your choice..

Electrongod on September 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM

http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez/627036

davidk on September 27, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Shouldn’t the next question be…


“Besides campaigning and not meeting with World Leaders who are in town…

… What is Obowma going to do about the attack?”

Seven Percent Solution on September 27, 2012 at 10:11 PM

OT, somewhat.

Just watched Netanyahu’s entire speech to the UN today, and it was quit good, but quite chilling. He spoke to a lot of empty chairs, alas, so many that it again confirmed to me that we have no reason to have anything to do with this Star Wars bar scene, full of tyrants and despots.

But, his clear explanation of the facts, supported by the UN’s own inspectorate, that Iran is so close to going full nuclear, and how they would use it to destroy not just Israel but the rest of us via direct missile attack and/or via terrorists carrying such bombs into the cities of Europe and the USA, should be a wake-up call — but it won’t.

He talked of the Cold War and the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) concept which deterred the secular USSR from pushing too far. But then, and this is something I pray that everyone will hear, he noted that while MAD was a deterrent back then, to the Iranian Mullahs and leadership, it is an encouragement since they believe world destruction will summon the return of their prophet and Islamic world order.

TXUS on September 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Thanks a lot…I just aspirated a shot of Jack. :-)

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

*clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on September 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I remember reading about a media in Germany talking about a guy with a little mustache is going to push back the Red Army. this was being sent out to the people when the Red Army was only about 100 yards outside Berlin.

Conservative4ev on September 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM

“Besides campaigning and not meeting with World Leaders who are in town…

… What is Obowma going to do about the attack?”

Seven Percent Solution on September 27, 2012 at 10:11 PM

What attack ?

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 10:16 PM

“Obama, Obama, we are all Osama…” Well, Obama united some people.

obladioblada on September 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I question the “safe house” description.

Was it actually an intelligence outpost? Did they go there because there was no safe house, and no where else to go when the consulate villa was attacked?

novaculus on September 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM

All the Chosen One has to say is that “It’s all Bush’s fault!”

Kerry would buy that in a heart beat. He can’t wait until Barry is re-elected and Hillary! bows out. Kerry has pretensions of being Sec of State.

GarandFan on September 27, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I’d like to believe that this is just an incompetent cover up of incompetence but something gnaws at the back of my brain that there is more to it.

I bet other posters feel the same way. Why keep up with charade? Why have Obama repeat the lie at the UN as leaks are coming out that they knew? Something just does not make sense. What could they be hiding that is worse than what we already know?

Lots of shoulder fired ground to o air missiles went MIA as Obama was leading from behind in that little fiasco. Although I must say that I take the word of the Libyan President over the word of our own and that is disconcerting.

jukin3 on September 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM

TXUS on September 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Yeah, just watched the entire thing myself. Made me long for him to be our CinC. Maybe we can get Bibi an Hawaiian birth certificate!

IrishEyes on September 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Dear AP, I really enjoy your stuff here, but please for the love of all that is holy… stop posting that Barky O’Blamer pic on the front of the stories. No joke, I’m getting nightmares! LOL… well, on second thought… it may scare some people off from voting for him. I keep picturing the words “kneel before Zod” emblazoned on it. Maybe you could do that so to at least make me snicker.

doublezero12 on September 27, 2012 at 10:32 PM

This whole episode is strange and something just doesn’t smell right.

The video.
The apology.
The attack.
The coverup.

All of it.

There’s a lot more to this than we know, but I don’t think some stupid bipartisan panel/investigation is going to get to the answers.

It will be like Fast and Furious.

All sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Jvette on September 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM

It isn’t just Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney and other Obama officials who engaged in this transparent and now failed Big Lie. CIA Director David Petraeus is also complicit. In fact it was probably that bastard’s idea.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM

from the Anchoress…some days ago

Despite reports that the attackers had been chanting “Obama, we are all Osama,” (in reference to Osama bin Laden, whose America-effected demise was celebrated over 20 times during the recently concluded Democratic convention) the press duly reported the White House line, and they saw no First Amendment issues when the Obama administration asked Google (owners of YouTube) to remove the offending video. (Google refused.)

This is the same press, all the same bylines and faces, by the way, who fretted about the “chill wind” threatening free speech when then-White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer merely suggested that post-9/11 people might need to be cautious in their speech.

The press did not blink when the film’s creator was publicly identified, handcuffed, and brought into police custody for questioning about “a possible parole violation” in the middle of the night. In fact, some journalists—utterly incurious about the possible constitutional repercussions of establishing such a precedent—began helpfully arguing that sometimes free speech ought to be limited, darn it!

The media are willfully transforming into Pravda on behalf of a president who looks, increasingly, like a man who wishes it would all go away.

I’ve taken to wondering if perhaps Obama does not really want to be re-elected, and the press is thwarting him at every turn; perhaps an Obama victory is merely incidental to the press, as long as their narrative is sustained.

But we no longer need wonder why the mainstream media seems unconcerned about possible attacks on our first amendment rights to freedom of religion and the exercise thereof. They have already cheerfully, willfully surrendered the freedom of the press to the altar of the preferred narrative. People willing to dissolve their own freedoms so cheaply have no interest in anyone else’s freedom, either.

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/09/us-press-plays-pravda

r keller on September 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Petraeus lies yet again.

Yet a congressional source told Fox News that CIA Director David Petraeus, during a briefing with members of the House Intelligence Committee three days after the attack, also espoused the view that Benghazi was an out-of-control demonstration prompted by the YouTube video. According to the source, this was “shocking” to some members who were present and saw the same intelligence pointing toward a terrorist attack.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
…………………………………………………………
And you were expecting what?
This entire venture is a CIA op! Petraeus is up to his little ass in all this.The CIA prides itself in their ability to lie. It’s what they do best.
Especially if they authorized or gave intel to the terror types on the Stevens hit.Somebody did. Only a few knew where the weapons were buried.

rodguy911 on September 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I’d like to believe that this is just an incompetent cover up of incompetence but something gnaws at the back of my brain that there is more to it.

I bet other posters feel the same way. Why keep up with charade? Why have Obama repeat the lie at the UN as leaks are coming out that they knew? Something just does not make sense. What could they be hiding that is worse than what we already know?

Lots of shoulder fired ground to o air missiles went MIA as Obama was leading from behind in that little fiasco. Although I must say that I take the word of the Libyan President over the word of our own and that is disconcerting.

jukin3 on September 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Maybe practicing the idea of telling a lie, big enough (Große Lüge), loud enough, long enough and people will believe it – often attributed to Goebbels, but having roots in Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X.

Disconcerting, yes, but totally understandable. Pity.

IrishEyes on September 27, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Quote from Libyan demonstrator:
“I thought I was going to demonstrate against the American consulate over this anti-Muslim movie and the next thing you know, I found myself pulling out my rocket propelled grenade launcher and helping direct mortar fire on the compound. It was totally spontaneous, as the Obama administration had told everyone.”

bigjacket on September 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Petraeus lies yet again.

Yet a congressional source told Fox News that CIA Director David Petraeus, during a briefing with members of the House Intelligence Committee three days after the attack, also espoused the view that Benghazi was an out-of-control demonstration prompted by the YouTube video. According to the source, this was “shocking” to some members who were present and saw the same intelligence pointing toward a terrorist attack.

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM

So he did betray us ?

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Bipartisan:

That is a word we need to become derogatory…

astonerii on September 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

“Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”–George Carlin

Shadow on September 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

What exactly is the point of all this? It just seems like a pointless witch hunt based on semantics.

SoulGlo on September 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

You can’t be serious, right? You are joking…right?

Let me spell it out for you.

The Ambassador was killed after requesting more security and NOT GETTING it from the administration. When the terrorist op went down, they realized just how badly they miscalculated the security situation, and organized a lie to get them through the news cycle.

Not unlike Operation Fast and Furious, where again, they miscalculated and figured they could lie to the American people about how the drug cartels were getting their weapons. They manufactured evidence that didn’t exist and it got an border agent killed. They have attempted to lie and cover up that operation.

Semantics isn’t the problem. These people lie to avoid embarrassment particularly when their actions lead to American deaths.

The Left wanted answers under Bush, but apparently are no longer interested now that their guy is lying to the American people. Do we lump you in with that crowd?

goflyers on September 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

All the little children sing….Barack Hussein Obama….mmm, mmm, mmm… AND bump, bump, bump!

redwhiteblue on September 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

So he did betray us ?

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM

What do you think?

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

You’ve got to be kidding, right?

That is like saying the Imperial Japan War Ministry did not know about the attack on Pearl Harbor until well after the US Army Pearl Harbor Board and the US Navy Court of Inquiry had completed their investigation of 7 December 1941.

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM


Which is so absurd as to be beyond belief by anyone BUT …

…”a yahoo … or a member of the SCOAMF White House“.

You have REMF’s pretending to be BAMF’s anonymously – this ALWAYS devolves to the REMF’s saying things stupefyingly idiotic which could only be believed by someone willing to tongue the onion of the REMF.

PolAgnostic on September 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

What do you think?

VorDaj on September 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I hate to agree with moveon.org
:(

burrata on September 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM

…tell the Senate…”women only care about what’s going to happen the NEXT four years!”
…yesterday don’t count!

KOOLAID2 on September 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I don’t understand why they burned Susan Rice down? Seems like she wouldn’t have had anything to do with this whole operation, since it didn’t relate to the UN.

Was she simply an expendable body-double for Madame Clinton?

bofh on September 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Was she simply an expendable body-double for Madame Clinton?

bofh on September 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

.
The world is full of ambitious idiots.

PolAgnostic on September 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Was she simply an expendable body-double for Madame Clinton?

bofh on September 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Expendable?

Not likely.

Rice is part of the troika Jarret-Power-Rice who are the power women behind that woman in the White House, Barry Obama.

There is an agenda that was/is being pushed by this troika…and Hillary seems to be just a front man for them, not a power player within the inner circle.

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Rice was not duped. She is part of the lying pack of thieves in the White House and Obama’s administration.
Clinton is worthless. Flying around acting as if she is the smartest woman on earth, spending all our dimes, and sexing with her gal pal.
When their lips move they are lying. Pure and simple.

The general lost his integrity when he went to work for Obama. Very sad, very sad.

Obama should be impeached not re elected.
I don’t think I’ve ever prayed so hard. We need to remove the terrorist in chief out of office.

Delsa on September 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

9-11 and no security increase. No increase anywhere. Why??
We didn’t need “actionable intelligence” was necessary. The simple truth is, the President of the United States was missing when it came to protecting our citizens and then lied to cover up his willful neglect!
He is a disgrace and an abomination. I am ashamed of this country who voted for this anti American for president.
He isn’t fit to shine the shoes of our military.
And no that was not a racial comment. He is just…….
And he goes to Virginia Beach to speak to our military. Where was he today? Another high school packed with union teachers and children?
Wake up America! Wake Up!

Make sure you VOTE!

Delsa on September 28, 2012 at 12:02 AM

There is an agenda that was/is being pushed by this troika…and Hillary seems to be just a front man for them, not a power player within the inner circle.

coldwarrior on September 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

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I have a different take on all of this Libya nonsense.

If Shrillery would have agreed to “spread the lie” on the Sunday talk shows, she would have been given the assignment.

But Shrillery is smart enough to know the “spontaneous demonstration” theme was going to come apart at the seams …

… even if she had to tear a few of them open.

Do you believe the “found Steven’s journal lying around the compound 5 days after the attack” story?

Or is it more likely someone provided the journal (after appropriate ‘wear and tear’ was added) to Anderson Cooper as a means of embarrassing the White House?

PolAgnostic on September 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM

I’m sorry, but doesn’t this pattern of behavior bear any resemblance to Fast and Furious? The leaks from the West Wing regarding Stuxnet? This is an administration that traffics in obfuscation, accompanied by a willing pack of reporters anxious to curry favor with the Chicagoans in power and insure that they remain there.

Texlib on September 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Lying sacks of Shinola.

Mason on September 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Please stop it with the close up of the douche bag! My god, can’t read blow back with my eyes gone.

rightangle on September 28, 2012 at 1:52 AM

I don’t understand why they burned Susan Rice down? Seems like she wouldn’t have had anything to do with this whole operation, since it didn’t relate to the UN.

Was she simply an expendable body-double for Madame Clinton?

bofh on September 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM
……………………………..
Think about it. Rice is an attractive Black woman.They can pawn her off as the real Rice who actually has credibility.
You have to keep in mind everything is about the election cycle.Nothing else matters. Only how it applies to getting Barky reelected so they can destroy the country and turn it into a communist enclave.

Besides this gang always plays the race card.
Tell me whom in the press corp is going to go up to Susan Rice and say hey you lying’ bitch why did you say that?
Yeah I didn’t see any hands either.
She could have said the moon was made of blue cheese and the DBM would have googled up “moon, blue cheese” to see what she knew that they didn’t.
The old media is over its time for us.

rodguy911 on September 28, 2012 at 6:51 AM

I hadn’t considered Kraut’s point. After the Dems had spent their convention trumpeting the killing of bin Laden as the ultimate triumph over Al Qaeda, they couldn’t possibly admit that AQ had attacked an embassy and killed a group of Americans. That would mean Bush was right when he said getting OBL was not a high priority in the fight against AQ. Hmmmm.

Odysseus on September 28, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Jay Carney’s still insisting that the White House has been shooting straight all along.

Yep, now they are lying about lying. Saw some of the other Dem. surrogates pretty much doing the same thing. And Hillary is in the process of setting up an Accountability Review Board. So it sounds like the SoS is assigning the members to this board that will help to investigate the SoS. (Sounds familiar.) Now this Board hasn’t done a thing yet mind you…and they are already saying Congress may not get a report from them until the spring. Just like the FBI who hasn’t been able to do anything potentially worthwhile either. You think these Senators are really going to be able to get some info? Me either.

lynncgb on September 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

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